FRANCE (Bordeaux) - Sebastien Lamothe, one of Bordeaux's most innovative young oenologists, died Tuesday morning in a car accident. Only 31 years old, Lamothe has been appointed to Technical Director at Château de Sours in Saint-Quentin-de-Baron. There, he was responsible for the day-to-day management and wine production in the last couple of years. In addition, he was also in charge at Clos Cantenac in St. Émilion, where he was co-owner.
Although he was very young, Sebastien Lamothe was entirely familiar with the latest techniques in wine production. With his modern style in wine production, he, of all things, was also internationally successful with the Rosé of Château de Sours.
Lamothe, born and brought up in St. Émilion, studied in England and received his degree at the University of Toulouse. He gained practical experience at Château Lacroix in Pomerol, Château Ponet-Canet in Pauillac and at the La Jota Winery in Napa Valley, California, USA. He also deepened his practical knowledge in the vineyards of South Africa and Morocco.
Sebastien Lamothe has died aged only 35. He leaves his wife, Julie, and two children, 4-year old Heloise and 2-year old Max. The funeral is hold today at Eglise de la Trinite, Place de L' Europe, in Bordeaux. (aw.yoopress)